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Sales to Africa, anyone?(6 posts)

Sales to Africa, anyone?SingleBleeder
Oct 15, 2002 12:26 PM
Has anyone had sales to Africa? I have a buyer Rudi Panner who is interested in $2K+ worth of inventory and wants to pay with a check. Anyone out there want to guarantee the funds for him so I don't assume the risk? And he is in a hurry with very little regard for what I am actually selling. Seems like a great deal to me, almost too good to be true.
Danger! Possible "Nigerian Scam".......gogene
Oct 15, 2002 2:58 PM
....wherein they send you a check for more than the cost of the goods, then several days later they ask you for a refund of the difference, sent to them by Western Union moneygram......Then the check from them, that you deposited, bounces several weeks later. So you are out the cash as well as goods. Be very, very careful. I would tell you, that if you choose to do this, send nothing, goods or money, until the amount of the check (in US dollars) is credited to your account. Most credible people don't do International business by personal check. It's done by wire transfers, International Money Orders or Cashiers Checks, all made out in the currency of the seller. Don't do business any other way. Could be BIG trouble.

Another question; why would you ask any of us to 'guarantee' the funds? Are you in on the scam too? If not, my apologies.
I read his post as tongue-in-cheek (nm)jtolleson
Oct 24, 2002 5:53 AM
re: Sales to Africa, anyone?Kelly_Hill
Oct 23, 2002 8:52 AM
SingleBleeder, I also have a fellow from W. Africa who has been emailing me about a couple of older bikes I have for sale. The bikes are about a dime combined cost and the freight is right at $1600. Says, been saying he is sending a cashiers check on an American bank. I have a lot of doubt I'll ever see the check in a form I'll accept. I'll keep you posted.

re: Sales to Africa, anyone?atpjunkie
Oct 23, 2002 11:28 AM
sounds like the 'classic ' as stated
re: Sales to Africa, anyone?RIAN
Dec 3, 2002 5:46 AM
'Africa' is a big place - lots of countries, almost all of them very poor, and mostly with Governments who tightly control the outflow of $US. The average citizen has neither the wealth nor the legal ability to buy a $1000 anything from abroad. Indeed $1000 is more than the average annual income of well over 90% of the population of the whole of Africa, including the relatively prosperous parts. This is a case of 'Seller Beware'.